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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New Release: Dial H For Hero 4

Booster Gold can be seen in two comics released today. Not Booster himself, mind you, but things designed to look like Booster.

The first is a casino advertisement as seen in this panel from Old Lady Harley #3 reprinted in today's Old Lady Harley trade.

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The second is as a Justice-League sanctioned robot (!) in Dial H for Hero #4, as seen in the preview available online at DCComics.com:

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Is that a robot Blue Beetle at the bottom of the page? I'd pay good money for a robot Blue and Gold team-up comic! (Thanks for spotting that, Blot.)

Buy either or both and make Skeets happy!

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Interrupting This Blog Is a Public Service

This weekend, I was reading about the CW's latest Black Lightning Boys and Girls Club public service announcement on ComicBook.com. Naturally, as webmaster of the Internet's premier Booster Gold fan site, I thought to myself, "Booster Gold could do that."

And he has.

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It might seem weird to see Booster addressing AIDS awareness so bluntly in this 1993 PSA, but both entered the public awareness in the 80s and both have been largely misunderstood over time.

Booster wasn't the only hero spreading the word — the series of AIDS awareness ads featured appearances from heroes across the DC Universe, including both Hal Jordan and John Stewart reading from the same script — but only Booster Gold and his Justice League teammates Blue Beetle and Fire were so serious about the issue that they returned to it one year later A.D. ("After Doomsday").

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Booster was man enough to learn his lesson so that you would, too. Knowing is half the battle.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Love the Ones You're With

Not so long ago, someone asked me if I could make a list of the best Booster Gold stories that weren't in Booster Gold or Justice League series. That was on my mind as I was compiling the Boosterrific list of "featured" stories I mentioned in Monday's post. The answer is: it's a short list.

3. Action Comics #933-998 (2018)
2. Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1 (2005)
1. 52 #1-52 (2006)

Almost every other great Booster Gold story takes place in his self-titled series or alongside his Justice League super friends. Which, let me emphasize, is not a bad thing.

My favorite Booster Gold comic is his first featured JLI appearance, Justice League #4. I always get a kick out of his misadventures on KooeyKooeyKooey with Blue Beetle in Justice League America #34 and as the field general of the Conglomerate in Justice League Quarterly #1. And what Booster booster doesn't love the work creator Dan Jurgens has done filling Michael Jon Carter's life with supporting characters like as Broderick, as seen in Booster Gold Volume 1, #18?

If you're looking for the best Booster Gold adventures outside the usual places, read the books I listed above. They're good, I promise. But please remember to enjoy Booster Gold wherever you find him. He rarely disappoints.

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